King’s opened up a healthy lead after an impressive performance on track and field at the latest LCAS meet at Lee Valley.
Medals came early and in abundance as King’s dominated the 1 Mile Championship event which opened the match. Sebastien Zaackowski and Jack Harrison came first and third in the men’s competition while Mimi Corden-Lloyd, Laura Deering and Hannah Baynham completed an all King’s podium for the ladies.
King’s, who had struggled for points in the field at previous meetings, were buoyed by the arrival of Emma Passay, Lucien Green and Andrew Seow. Passay (who has recently made the women’s rowing 8 squad) won the women’s shot and could win the series with another strong performance at the final in May. Feyzi Nazim threw a personal best to win the men’s shot and Andrew stole the show in the Javelin, winning by a comfortable margin.
Also in the field, Dan Richards juggled multiple events but didn’t let it phase him as he collected first place finishes in the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Lucien Green picked up points in all three jump events.
Back on the track there were many stand out performances from our men and women. New members Danetta Lee Rui Xue and Avni Talsania both impressed in the 100 and 400 hurdles.
Kartik Bhasin chose this time to focus his energies after competing in multiple track events at Tooting covering 14 300m. His focus was rewarded as he took 2nd place in both the 3000 and high jump.
Fabian Critchlow was up against stiff competition from the Brunel senior men but walked away with a new PB in the 100m of 11.85.
Towards the end of the day, Jonathan Burton showed his credentials as XC captain as he took 1st place in the 3000 chase.
In the relay’s, the men’s 4X100 made up of Dan Richards, Fabian Critchlow, Jack Hood and James Findon came away winners and are now in the strongest possible position to win the series. The men’s 4X400 placed second. The women’s 4X100 who had won at Tooting conceded top spot to Brunel but can still win the series with a first place finish at Battersea in May.
Every single team member who competed picked up points for the club – proving that our philosophy of participation and hard work is paying off.
Special mention must be made of Emma Reynolds who attended despite being very poorly and Calvi Thompson who helped organise the event but could not run due to injury.